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Over seven tons of marijuana seized in Turkey

Anti-narcotics operation carried out in southeastern province of Diyarbakır

Anadolu Agency

Turkish security forces seized more than 7.2 tons of marijuana in anti-drug raids across five districts of southeastern Diyarbakır on Friday, security sources said.

In a statement, Diyarbakır governor's office said local gendarmerie commando units, police special forces unit and local security teams began anti-narcotics operation in Lice, Kulp, Silvan, Hazro and Kocaköy districts of Diyarbakir on September 10 and finalized the simultaneous operations on September 14.

Over 7.2 tons of marijuana, 669,478 cannabis roots and over 712 kg of powdered hashish were seized in the four-day operations.

Security units also seized 401 AK-47 rifles, 698 M-16 rifles and 4 ammunition clips in Diyarbakır's Lice district.

Over 7 tons of marijuana seized in Turkey's Diyarbakir
Anadolu Agency

Over 7 tons of marijuana seized in Turkey's Diyarbakir

Turkish security forces seized more than 7.2 tons of marijuana in anti-drug raids across five districts of southeastern Diyarbakir on Friday, security sources said.


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